The World Pipe Band Championships is a pipe band competition currently held in Glasgow, Scotland every August. The event has been operating regularly since 1930. The 2015 championship season came to a close with the 69th World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow. After two days of competition and four performances, sixteen adjudicators crowned Shotts and Dykehead Caledonia from Scotland Grade 1 World Champions.
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Tobu World Square is a theme park with 1/25th scale miniature reproductions of the historic relics and buildings around the world. It took 5 years for preparation and costed 14 billion yen. The park consists of 6 zones: Japan, modern Japan, Asia, America, Egypt and Europe. 102 buildings, architecture in 21 countries, are finely reproduced. Landmarks include Tokyo Station, Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo Dome, as well as the Eiffel Tower, Sphinx and Leaning Tower of Pisa. Around every monument there are little people both for scale and amusement, usually engaging in some fun or funny activities.
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This Year the World Championship of sled dog took place in the town of Bernau in black forest in South Germany. Bernau has been a location for winter European dog sled races for more than 30 years. More than 6000 spectators from all over the world were cheering on 90 of the world’s top mushers from 5 different nations and 800 dogs of various breeds, mostly huskies.
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Italy – Prime Minister Matteo Renzi
United Kingdom – Prime Minister David Cameron
India – Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Germany – Chancellor Angela Merkel
United States – President Barack Obama
China – President Xi Jinping
Japan – Prime Minister Shinzo Abe
France – President Co-Prince of Andorra François Hollande
Brazil – President Dilma Rousseff
Canada – Prime Minister Stephen Harper
Russia – President Vladimir Putin
Mexico – President Enrique Nieto
Turkey – Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu
Indonesia – President Joko Widodo
Saudi Arabia – King Salman
European Council: President of the European Council Donald Tusk,
President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker
Argentina – President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner
Republic of Korea – President Lee Myung-bak
South Africa – President Jacob Zuma
Australia – Prime Minister Tony Abbott
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Lodder Bonsai were the first company in Europe to be commercially involved with bonsai. It is a family business that has its roots in specialty plants. The lodder bonsais range is unique in size, diversity and quality.
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Kyrgyzstan is a Central Asian country of incredible natural beauty and proud nomadic traditions. Landlocked and mountainous, it borders Kazakhstan to the north, Uzbekistan to the west, Tajikistan to the southwest and China to the southeast. Annexed by Russia in 1876, it achieved independence from the Soviet Union in 1991. It has the most liberal tourist visa policy in Central Asia and one of the more progressive post-Soviet governments in the region. The native Kyrgyz are a Turkic people who first settled in the Tien Shan mountains. They were traditionally pastoral nomads.
Official Name: Kyrgyz Republic
Government Type: Republic
Population: 5.36 million
Area: 77,181 square miles
Languages: Kyrgyz (official), Uzbek, Russian (official), Dungun
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The Victoria Falls lie in between Zambia and Zimbabwe in Southern Africa. The falls are part of two national parks, Mosi-oa-Tunya National Park in Zambia and Victoria Falls National Park in Zimbabwe. The waterfall is among the biggest, and most awe-inspiring, on the planet. The Zambezi River is more than 1.25 miles (2 kilometers) wide when it cascades over the lip of a large basalt plateau and plunges as much as 354 feet (108 meters). Its roar can be heard from 40 kilometers away, while the spray and mist from the falling water rises up to 400 meters and is visible from the distance of 50 kilometers.
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Coimbra is one of Portugal’s oldest cities and is home to one of the world’s first universities. It was the capital of the country from 1139 to 1256 and its university was founded in 1290. Situated on a hill overlooking the city, the University of Coimbra with its colleges grew and evolved over more than seven centuries within the old town. The city and the surrounding region offer exceptional conditions for countless leisure activities, which range from the practice of several sports to numerous suggestions at cultural and artistic levels and to events in unique historical sceneries, just to mention some possibilities among many others.
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The world’s biggest sporting event is around the corner. The action starts in Brazil in June 2014. The official international commemorative coin programme for the 2014 FIFA World Cup is aimed at globally promoting the tournament and spreading awareness of its official marks. The Banco Central do Brazil issued commemorative coins ahead of the World Cup which the country will be hosting.
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The cruiser Aurora was built between 1897 and 1900 in St. Petersburg and joined Russia’s Baltic fleet in 1903. The ship measures 126.8 meters in length, 16.8 meters in width and weighs a staggering 7,600 tons. Maintaining a speed of 20 knots it can travel independently for up to 1,440 sea miles. It took an active part in the Russo-Japanese War of 1904-05 and participated in the Tsusima battle, in which most of Russia’s Pacific fleet was destroyed. After the war the ship was used for personnel training and during the October revolution of 1917 gave the signal by firing a blank shot to storm of the Winter Palace, which was being used as a residence by the democratic, but largely ineffective Provisional Government. That moment triggered a dramatic episode in Russia’s history and was the start of over 70 years of Communist leadership.
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The 1600 papier mache pandas, created by French artist Paulo Grangeon, are seen displayed as part of an exhibition called “Pandas on Tour”. The event will also showcase 200 Formosan black bears – an endangered animal indigenous to Taiwan. It is hoped that the pandas will help to raise local awareness on animal conservation. After the exhibition, the art works will be put into a charity bazaar to raise funds for local wildlife protection organizations.
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MWC is the show where most of the hottest mobile devices and technologies of the year are seen first. You can see more smartphones, tablets, wearables, and gadgets in a week. The annual Mobile World Congress show in Barcelona is under way. A cutting-edge product and technology Exhibition featuring 1,700 exhibitors. IT take place at the Fira Gran Via between 24-27 February 2014. LG has arrived at Mobile World Congress with its head held high, Stuff Award-winning G2. Samsung would introduce the Galaxy S5 and Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch. Some of the most interesting news in recent months has concerned the so-called Nokia Normandy, now thought to be launching with the name Nokia X. The Nokia X is thought to be Nokia’s first foray into the Android space.
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World War Two in Europe began on 3rd September 1939, when the Prime Minister of Britain, Neville Chamberlain, declared war on Germany. The War ended in the Summer of 1945. World War II was the most destructive conflict in history. It cost more money, damaged more property, killed more people, and caused more far-reaching changes than any other war in history. Between 1939 and 1945, the Allies dropped 3.4 million tons of bombs, which averaged to 27,700 tons per month. It is estimated that 50 million people lost their lives during World War 2.
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Angkor Wat was built in the first half of the 12th century (113-5BC). Estimated construction time of the temple is 30 years by King Suryavarman II. Angkor Wat is also called a “funeral” temple: the reason for its construction was so that the king’s ashes could be placed there. To simply it, the purpose of this complex is the same as that of pyramids of Egypt. The complex is, indeed, very majestic. The central tower (with the height of 65 meters) and four small surrounding towers represent the five peaks of the sacred Mount Meru. The giant moat around the temple (190 meters wide and over 5.5 kilometers in length) represents world oceans. A stone-paved road leads to the lavishly decorated temple with a form of a three-level pyramid.
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Esmeralda is a steel-hulled four-masted barquentine tall ship of the Chilean Navy. It is the Chilean naval training ship.
Ship Type: Sailing vessel
Year Built: 1946
Length: 113 meters
Beam: 13.11 meters
Maximum draught: 7 meters
Stanchion: 8.7 meters
Gunwale height: 5.3 meters
Maximum displacement: 3,673 tons
Maximum engine speed: 13 knots
Maximum sail speed: 17.5 knots
Armament: 4 × 57 mm ceremonial gun mounts
Crew: 300 sailors, 90 midshipmen
Mast height: 48.5 meters
Call Sign: CCES
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